"Local protesters rally against troop surge"
The Rev. Robert Moore and the Coalition for Peace Action in New Jersey is interviewed by the Trentonian about the troop escalation in Afghanistan.
The Rev. Robert Moore, executive director of CFPA, said President Obama risks repeating the mistakes made during the Vietnam War by pouring more troops into Afghanistan. Moore called for an increase in humanitarian aid to coincide with a gradual drawdown of U.S. troops in the country.
“There’s no military victory in sight,” said Moore. “Even Gens. Petraeus and McChrystal say it’ll take at least 10 years to stabilize Afghanistan. That’s almost 20 years including the eight we’ve already been there. People didn’t tolerate Vietnam and forced the military to withdraw. The same will happen with Afghanistan.”